Easy, delicious, and packed with nutrition, these little 3-ingredient Butternut Pizzas will be a hit with kids and parents alike! They’re perfect for GAPS, keto, low carb, and vegetarian diets!
Though I love it now, I have not always been a fan of butternut squash. Actually, I don’t think I ever even had it until after I graduated college. Maybe not even until I had about four kids…
I used to be really adventurous, I guess!
But once I discovered that I actually loved butternut, you better believe I started using it regularly! Because squash is amazing, people. It’s versatile, tasty, and cheap! I’m so glad God created it.
Besides being delicious (and rather cute), butternut squash is actually pretty good for you. Butternut is high in potassium, which helps keep your blood pressure healthy. It also contains tons of vitamin A, manganese, and vitamin C, and is a good source of vitamin E, thiamin, niacin, vitamin B-6, folate, and pantothenic acid.
Butternut squash also contains three different carotenoids (fat-soluble antioxidants): beta-carotene, alpha-carotene and beta-cryptoxanthin. These help reduce inflammation in the body and keep specific cancers at bay.
Now, despite the health benefits of butternut squash, and the fact that most of my family likes it (my hubby’s not the hugest fan), they were still a little trepidatious of eating it as a base for pizza.
But once the little rounds covered with sauce and cheese were in their mouths, they were won over. ‘Cause these babies are delicious.
The key to making butternut pizza work for you is slicing your squash as evenly as possible. It doesn’t really matter if you like thick or thin, just make them even. Otherwise some of your crusts will be burned while some are still raw-ish.
If you’re on the lookout for more delicious recipes where butternut squash is the star, check out these delicious ones!
- Easy, Creamy Dairy-Free Macaroni and Cheese
- Nut Butter Squash Pancakes (perfect for stage 3 of the GAPS Diet!)
- Easy Squash Custard
- Scalloped Butternut Squash (not my recipe, but pretty much the only way my hubby will eat butternut)
- Creamy Squash & Apple Soup
- Paleo Butternut Squash Curly Fries (also not mine, but yum!)
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3-Ingredient Butternut Pizzas
Grain-free, gluten-free, egg-free, sugar-free, dairy-free option.
- 1 large butternut squash
- toppings (cheese, fresh or dried Italian herbs, etc.)
Preheat the oven to 400 and grease a baking sheet or line it with silpat (I use these).
Peel the squash and slice the stem part into about 1/4-inch disks, trying to get them as close to the same size as possible so they cook evenly. Set aside the bulb part for soup or something else yummy.
Place on cookie sheets.
Bake for 15 minutes, then flip and bake for another 10 minutes.
Top and bake again for 5 minutes, or until cheese is bubbly.
I normally get about 2 dozen pizzas out of a large/medium butternut squash.
This is such a good idea! Kid friendly…and as an adult so fun to eat too!
Thanks, Joni! My kids definitely love them. 🙂
I am in!! I will eat butternut squash in any way shape or form…this way is genius!
Haha! I hope you get to enjoy this version, Tessa! 😉
These mini pizzas are so healthy and cute. I am gonna try, I think my kids will love them!
I hope your kids enjoy them, Yang!
How cute and fun are these! So creative, and I love that they are kid-friendly as well.
This is brilliant! I always run out of ideas about how to use butternut squash. Definitely trying this!
I hope you enjoy it, Annemarie!
These would have been my kids’ favorite when we were on GAPS. Everything revolved around butternut squash, LOL! Such a good idea, pinned!
Haha! Yeah… Thankfully we’re not sick of it!
I love butternut squash, this is such a great way to enjoy them! Perfect for kids!
Yes, it’s super kid friendly! 🙂
SO fun! I’m putting this on my lunch menu for summer break! Thanks!
I hope you and your girls enjoy it, Renee!
How easy is this pizza recipe! I need to eat more butternut and these makes it simpler.
Haha! It’s a good squash to eat more of. 😉
Love this idea! And butternut squash is sturdy enough that you can pick it right up! And with so many slices, you can make so many different kinds of pizza at once. Definitely doing this with my nieces and nephews.
I hope they enjoy it as much as my kids do!
Ah simplicity at its finest. What a great idea and quick prep!
How smart! I love this idea . . . . . plus everyone can choose their own toppings too!
Yes! It’s super kid-friendly. 😉
I love all the delicious flavor from this dish and it’s healthy, too!
Thank you! 🙂
Easy, delicious and kid-friendly? Sign me up!! I can’t wait to try your butternut squash pizzas!
Haha! I hope you and your family enjoys them, Meredith!
Oh wow, I know my kids & I will love these! How creative! Butternut squash combined with pizza is a winner.
I hope you all enjoy it, Stacey!
What a fun and unique idea!! Can’t wait to try it.
Thanks, Kiran! I hope you get to enjoy it!
That is such an easy idea. So quick and delicious too. I have some butternut squash at home.
I hope you get to try it, Roxana! My family loves it! 🙂
I just learned to like butternut squash and love this recipe. I can’t wait to make these.
Haha! My hubby is still learning to like it. But covering it with cheese definitely helps!
Wait what?!?! Butternut pizza?? Oh I have to give this a try asap. I love butternut and oh boy do I love pizza. This sounds and looks fantastic. I’m saving the recipe. Thanks for sharing.
Yay! I hope you enjoy it, Natalie! It’s such a fun way to use butternut. 🙂
This is super creative! I love that it’s both healthy and tasty!
Thanks, Abigail! 🙂
This is such a fun recipe and a great low-carb pizza option!
Love that this is low carb and gluten free! So excited to try this one.
Thanks! I hope you enjoy them, Lori!
wow. nice idea which you have serve here really i love this amazing idea of coocking.
Such a fabulous simple idea which kids will absolutely love! Thanks for sharing!
You’re so welcome, Katerina!
What could ya use to replace the cheese?? Missing cheese so much with a new diet I’m trying.
I personally love to just pile meat on them in place of cheese. I love shredded chicken, ground beef, etc. 🙂 Then drizzle it all with a little olive oil and sprinkle it with some Italian herbs. 🙂
awww this is such a cute dish. I’ve never seen pizzas this tiny before.
Haha! Thanks. 😉 They’re perfect for getting kids to eat butternut squash. 😀